This Strawberry Lassi with Rose is a fruity and refreshing drink that is healthy to serve at the breakfast table. Made with coconut yogurt to give it a creamy texture, this lassi recipe is vegan.
On most weeks, I take my son to Dishoom, an amazing Indian restaurant in our neighborhood. He always gets the same thing - a bacon naan roll with a side of mushrooms. The only thing missing from his delicious meal is a yogurt lassi, which I'm sure he would love, but I have not been able to order for him because of his dairy allergy.
The secret to this creamy vegan lassi recipe is coconut yogurt
As a mother, it's hard to see my little one skip out on amazing and tasty things, so I took things into my own hands (literally!) and whipped up a vegan lassi for him. Combining some of his favorite flavors, I now have a recipe for Strawberry Lassi with Rose, made vegan with the use of coconut yogurt recipe.
How to Make This Lassi Recipe at Home
Well, the good news is that making lassi at home is not hard. Lassi recipes basically consist of blending yogurt, water, and a flavor together. However, a lassi wouldn't be a lassi if it doesn't have yogurt in the ingredients.
To make this lassi recipe vegan, I use coconut yogurt instead of regular yogurt. So this is still a yogurt lassi, but more specifically a non-dairy yogurt lassi.
Lassis are incredibly customizable since it starts with a neutral base of yogurt and water. From there, you can flavor it however you want with sugar, salt, fruit, or spices (mango lassis are a very popular option). I always try to avoid adding unnecessary sugar into any of my recipes though, and this Strawberry Lassi recipe is no exception.
This healthy strawberry lassi recipe only contains natural sugars
Instead, I like to rely on the natural sugars in fruits to give sweetness to a healthy breakfast. This particular lassi recipe mainly features sweetness from strawberries.
Additionally though, this Strawberry Lassi with Rose uses both coconut water and coconut yogurt to really bring out that natural coconut flavor. But to give this lassi recipe a little twist, I added a dash of rose water to it, which mingles nicely with the coconut and strawberry flavors.
The blending of the red strawberries and the creamy white coconut yogurt gives this vegan lassi it's alluring pink color. When you top it with a sprinkle of freeze dried strawberries and toasted coconut, it becomes a beautiful (and healthy) drink to bring to the brunch table.
A dash of rose water gives this Strawberry Lassi an enhanced and distinctive taste
If you want to jump on the mango lassi bandwagon, I would directly substitute mangoes in for the strawberries. It won't exactly be a virgin Piña colada lassi, but the mango and coconut flavors will be a close tropical alternative.
Regardless of whether it's a strawberry and rose lassi or a mango lassi, try making your next lassi vegan with coconut yogurt for a healthy and flavorful alternative!
Strawberry Lassi with Rose Water and Coconut Yogurt (Vegan)Print Recipe
- ½ cup coconut yogurt
- ¼ pound strawberries
- ½ cup coconut water
- 1 handful crushed ice
- 1 teaspoon rosewater
- freeze dried strawberries (optional, for topping)
- toasted coconut flakes (optional, for topping)
- Blend everything together in a blender or with a hand mixer. Pour into glasses and top with freeze dried strawberries and toasted coconut flakes, if using. Serve immediately.